New Business Development, Advertising Sales Representative

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Northern Kentucky's largest newsroom.

LINK Media is looking for a New Business Development, Advertising Sales Representative to help us sell advertising and sponsorships for print, digital, social media and events. We need someone with drive and determination to help us sell through our inventory and support the good work we’re doing in the community. We’re a startup, so everyone we hire is a critical member of the team, and must be willing to work quickly, accept that we don’t have everything figured out, remain flexible, and above all else, understand that what we are creating is bigger than any one person, or personality.

Salary: Negotiable base and commission. Anticipated first-year compensation is $60,000 – $75,000.

What We Expect from You:

Sales. You will be making sales calls and holding sales meetings every single day.
Networking in the community to meet new prospects and promote LINK nky
Clear communication with our production and accounting staff to execute on sales closed
Excellent, consultative customer service to keep our advertisers and sponsors happy
Creative ideas for sponsorships and advertisers for our different content areas
Don’t be a jerk. We expect ethical and honest treatment of your team and our advertisers and sponsors.
Skills We Need You to Have:

B2B sales experience or training
Proposal creation experience
Strong communication – written and oral – abilities
No degree needed, but one in business or marketing wouldn’t hurt
Did we mention you shouldn’t be a jerk?
What You Can Expect from Us:

Full benefits package – medical, dental, vision and life
PTO and paid holidays
All the equipment you need to do your job
Training and support on LINK’s internal style and our culture
A giant newsroom full of tiny desks in beautiful downtown Covington, KY
A sales team with no jerks
You’ll Need to Share Our Mission and Uphold Our Guiding Principles

Mission: LINK Media advances Northern Kentucky in the region, the commonwealth and the nation by providing transformative coverage of the news of the day with focus on the deeper issues that matter most to our community.

Guiding Principles:

We are:

Solutions-Focused: We don’t just report the news of the day. We dig deeper, informing our audience about how our community might solve its biggest issues.

Unapologetic NKY Fans: We believe in this community—in what it is today, and what it has the potential to become. We want to see this community advance, and we understand the part that we play in that advancement.

Inclusive: We explore the issues that affect all of Northern Kentucky, and give a voice to the diverse corners of our community, whether that diversity is economic, political, geographic or otherwise.

Good Stewards: It is our responsibility to make good use of our resources and to maintain a sustainable business model, so that we may serve the community long into the future.

Independent: We do not make endorsements, or publish our own opinions, about the issues that are facing Northern Kentucky. In addition to our reporting, outside opinions from multiple viewpoints will be sought, and clearly marked as such, in order to provide the robust debate that our community needs to make critical decisions about our collective future.

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